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Oct 14, 2012 9:30am EDT
by the taliban, that for going to school and promoting education for girls. she is a poignant example of why the united nations is focusing on abuses against girls worldwide. 14. >> she was attacked and shot by extremists who don't want girls to have an education and don't want girls to speak for themselves and don't want girls to become leaders who are, for a variety have right of reasons, threatened by that kind of employment. empowerment. >> as part of the first international day of the girl child, world leaders said education is the way to end child marriage. every year ten million girls are removed from school and forced into marriage, according to the u.n. population fund. early marriage deprives young girls of education. it threatens their health and traps them in poverty. west africa has the highest incidence of child marriage but the practice is wide spread across sub-saharan africa, and in bangladesh, india, nepal and pakistan. >> so kim gandhy, let's start with the child bride issue. is this something that the u.n. and the united states can get a handle on? because it's so widespr
WETA
Oct 12, 2012 8:30pm EDT
not touch on some things. immigration is a good example. but education is another one. but it was guided pretty much by the moderator who did a great job conducting this. i don't find the debate wanting on substantive issues. >> if you're my age and you are watching this thing and you're worried about medicare and social security, which of these individuals do you believe? >> it would depend on who you are predisposed to believe. joe biden is a had a liberal, a new deal liberal. i am not averse to point out that, whereas his own president is willing to contemplate raising the retirement age, joe biden said, no, we will not touch these things. these things are sacred. everyone over the age of nine knows that come if you don't know anything -- if you don't do anything for medicare and social security, it will not be around. he made the case. we are the party of social security. the republicans largely oppose it. yes, that is true, for 50 years. what will you do when you're on president has said that medicare will die unless it is reformed? so if you're inclined toward that new deal liberal
WETA
Oct 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. malala yousufzai has been an outspoken critic of taliban atrocities and a promoter of girls' education. the country's prime minister visited the girl's family today at a military hospital near islamabad. he called the shooting an attack on pakistan's core values. >> we pledge that we will not allow the future of our children to be endangered by the militant mind-set. we pledge that the enemies of pakistan will never be allowed to succeed. >> sreenivasan: meanwhile, a military official said yousufzai is in satisfactory condition, after having a bullet removed from her neck. she's being kept unconscious and on a ventilator for now. this year's winner of the nobel prize for literature voiced hope today that a fellow chinese laureate will get out of prison. mo yan was honored with the literature award yesterday. at a news conference today, he said he hopes that dissident liu xiaobo regains his freedom very soon. liu won the nobel peace prize in 2010 after being sentenced to 11 years in prison for advocating an end to china's one-party rule. the space shuttle "endeavour" has begun a final,
WETA
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
and educated in england. you present yourself as a secular muslim. but one trying to understand the religion and your role in it. >> i mean i grew up in a family in which there was very little religion. my father wasn't religious at all. but he was really interested in the subject of, you know, the birth and growth of islam. he basically transmitted that interest to me. so when i studied history at cambridge, i did a special subject in that exactly. while i was studying it was where i came across the so-called incident of the satanic verses. >> brown: you say in the book you noted good story. >> 20 years later i find out how good a story it was. >> brown: you wrote when you finished the satanic verses you thought it was the least political of the novels you had written at the time. you were genuinely surprised at what had happened. >> i thought i was very respectful about islam. yes from a secular point of view but it talks about the birth of this religion and i thought it was pretty admiring of the person at the center of it, the prophet of islam. >> brown: what did you think you were doing
WETA
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
education it will eliminate the tax credit people have to be able to send their children to college. it cuts education by 450 billion dollars. it does virtually nothing except continue to increase the tax cuts for the very wealthy. and you know, we have had enough of this. the idea that the so concerned about these deficits, i pointed out, he voted to put two cars on a credit card and he did. >> we're going to the closing statements in a minute. you are gaeing to have your -- >> not raising taxes is not cutting tax, and by the way, our budget we have -- >> 3% a year instead of 4.5%. >> let me calm down things here just for a minute. and i want to talk to you briefly before we go to closing statements about your own personal character. if are you elected, what you could both give to this country as a man, as a human being, that no one else could. >> honesty, no one else could? there are plenty of fine people who could lead this country. but what you need are people who when they say they're going do something, they go do it. what you need are when people see problems they offer solutions to f
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